Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022

January 30, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir Rosé 2022 $28 (only avail in 6pk) Russet, rose gold in the glass and pinging with fresh apricot and citrus flavours, this rosé is ultra-refreshing and juicy in all the right places. Mineral-edged, elegantly proportioned, it has good density and length of flavour and it’s a style that’ll have … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019

January 26, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2019 $40* If elegance and statuesque style is what you’re after in a pinot noir, then best you squeeze into your Nancy Ganz because the Penkridge Farm 2019 is the stovepipe, the skinny jean, the cigarette pant of pinot. Bright cranberry and tamarillo merge with earthy, softly spiced layers … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018

January 12, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2018 $40* There’s a lot of lusciousness going on in this little-known wine from one of the best Central Otago producers you’ve never heard of. A LOT of lusciousness. There’s also a lot of fresh spice, redcurrant and cherry complexity, a lick of mushroomy meatiness and it’s packed with … Read More

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017

January 12, 2023By Yvonne

Penkridge Farm Central Otago Pinot Noir 2017 $40* Exotically aromatic and maturing very nicely, this pinot is awash with cranberry and cherry complexity, energetic, refreshing textures and lush, savoury, black tea notes on both the nose and palate. Youthful, yet developing some depth and earthiness which makes it really shine. Made by Antony Worch for … Read More

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2015 $55 Sourced from the now certified organic Wrekin vineyard in Marlborough’s southern valleys, this Gold Medal-winning pinot noir has, despite its seven-year age, an incredibly fresh, youthful structure and buckets of florals, exotic spices and cherry-centric layers on the nose and palate. Vibrant, yet deliciously complex, this … Read More

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014

January 8, 2023By Yvonne

The Wrekin Needle’s Eye Marlborough Pinot Noir 2014 $45 This is one of the first pinot noir’s to come from an old hill country sheep farm in the Fairhall region of Marlborough’s Southern Valley’s. It was, as the back label explains, named after a hill in east Shropshire, England which has an ancient Iron Age hill … Read More

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021

January 6, 2023By Yvonne

Sorrell The Wrekin Marlborough Pinot Noir 2021 $tbc Bright, exotic spices and layers of rooibos tea and rhubarb roll around a core of dark cherry and cranberry characters. It’s a fresh, youthful pinot noir from the certified organic Wrekin vineyard located in Fairhall, in Marlborough’s Southern Valleys sub-region, and it’s definitely going to be one … Read More

Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019

January 1, 2023By Yvonne

Greywacke Marlborough Pinot Noir 2019 $48 Imagine a spiced cherry jus poured across a sizzling venison cutlet, and you’ll have something resembling this glorious thing’s exotic, meaty, savoury scent. The palate is laced with rooibos tea, sweet rhubarb and bright berryfruit soothed and smoothed with silky tannins and refreshing, youthful, buoyant textures. It’s lithe, lusciously … Read More

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2022

December 29, 2022By Yvonne

Blackenbrook Nelson Pinot Rosé 2022 $25 I love how this rosé sits up and starts singing from the moment you pour the first glass. Bright pink and bursting with ripe cherry, redcurrant and watermelon notes on the nose and palate, it’s fresh, squeaky-clean and roaring with personality. It’s also got decent weight and presence in … Read More

Pinot Brothers Gold Label Martinborough Pinot Noir 2019

December 2, 2022By Yvonne

Pinot Brothers Gold Label Martinborough Pinot Noir 2019 $49 Ben Dugdale and his daughter Rose are the talent behind Pinot Brothers (or should that be Pinot Parent and Progeny? or Pinot Dad and Daughter?) Anyhoo, they’ve done an excellent job of capturing the classic Martinborough florals and cherry intensity on the nose and palate. Lifted … Read More